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Apple Usage Guide

November 23 , 2016

Ever wondered which variety of apples is best for baking?  Or what the individual taste profiles are like?  Thanks to the Ontario Apple Growers you can learn more about the Apples grown here in Ontario and the best ways to use them!

Apple Variety Taste Profile Fresh Salads Pie Sauce Baking
Ambrosia Sweet, low acid, crisp X X      
Cortland Mild, sweet and crisp   X X   X
Crispin Sweet and firm X X X X X
Empire Slightly tart, juicy and crisp X X
X
Fuji Super-sweet and crisp
X X


Gala Sweet, fragrant and
crisp
X X


Golden Delicious Sweet mellow and crisp
X
X X X
Honeycrisp Sweet, juicy and crisp
X



Idared Tart and keeps flavour
when baked
X
X X X
Jonagold Tangy-sweet crisp
X
X X X
McIntosh Mildly tart, juicy but
sweetens as it ripens
X X X X X
Northern Spy Sweet and crisp
 
X X X
Red Delicious Sweet and crisp
X


 
Red Prince Crisp, sweet and tangy
X X X
X
Spartan Slightly tart and crisp
X
X X  

 

Information courtesy of Ontario Apple Growers